Prof. Gutknecht studied medicine and dentistry at the Universities of Bochum, Florence and Aachen. Since 1990 he works as a scientific researcher at the RWTH Aachen University Hospital.
He did scientific research studies in the field of dental laser therapy at the UCSF University California San Francisco, USA, where he received his “ Master in application of Nd:YAG lasers in dentistry” He completed his Doctoral Thesis (PhD) at RWTH Aachen University 1993 and was appointed as an Assoc. Professor at Aachen University Medical and Dental Faculty in 1998 after completing his Habilitation In 2003 he was appointed as a Full Professor at the Department of Operative Dentistry, Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry at RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Medical and Dental Faculty. Since 2017 he is the Director of this Department Positions at RWTH Aachen University and other Universities Director: Department of Operative Dentistry Periodontology, Pediatric Dentistry Director: Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ) Scientific Director: Postgraduate Master Program: ”Lasers in Dentistry” Honorary Professor: The University of Hong Kong Visiting Professor: MIU, Misr International University Cairo, Egypt Positions in scientific organisations: Board Member: German Dental Association (DGZMK) President: German Society for Laser Dentistry (DGL) President, International Society for Laser Dentistry Editor of Scientific Journals: Editor-in-Chief: “Laser in Dental Science” Springer Heidelberg, Germany Assoc. Editor: “Laser in Medical Science” Springer London UK, Editor-in-Chief: “Laser International Magazine” Oemus Media Leipzig, Germany Editorial Board member: “Photomedicine and LASER Surgery” Mary Ann Libert, Inc Publishers USA. Publications Author of 5 books and more then Author and co-author of more then 195 publications in international Journals Invited Keynote speaker In more than 120 international scientific congresses in the different parts of the World. Prof. Dr. ded. Dent. Norbert Gutknecht is also the programme director of the AALZ / CAPP Mastership Programme in Laser Dentistry in Dubai in partnership with the International Academy RWTH Aachen University.